Arnold Tyrone ("Ump") Tippett, Sr.

September 4, 1956 ~ February 7, 2020 (age 63)


ARNOLD TYRONE TIPPETT, SR. was  born September  4, 1956 in St. Louis, MO to the union of Curtis and Peccola Tippett. His parents and one brother, James Tippett, preceded him in death.

Arnold was educated in the St. Louis Public School system and graduated from Beaumont High School Class of 1976.

Arnold grew up on Lincoln Street and was affectionately known as Ump to his family and neighborhood friends.

Arnold married Tonya Joelean Phillips on September 3, 1988. From that union two boys were born, Arnold Tyrone Tippett Jr. and Austin Lester Tippett.

Arnold was a longtime member of Greater Mount Carmel Baptist Church.

He was a US Postal Carrier for 33 years, retiring from  the  US  Postal  Service  in March 2019. Arnold was a sports fan and enjoyed watching basketball, football, bowling, and golf. He would occasionally go fishing with friends. Ump enjoyed Old School Motown music and always greeted or referred to every  female  as  Honey, Baby, or Sugar Pie. He was loved and will be sorely missed.

Arnold leaves behind two boys, Arnold T. Tippett Jr., Austin L. Tippett; granddaughter, grandson, one brother, C.L. Tippett; one sister, Charlene Tippett Green; brother-in-law, Delbert E. Green; adopted brother, Keith Barnett; Godson, Corey David Barnett; nieces and nephews, Ardra S. Tippett, Delbert E. Green, Heather J. Green; and a host of loving cousins and Lincoln Street Friends.

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 Service Program


Memorial Celebration
February 15, 2020

12:00 PM
Resurrection & Life Christian Church
1651 Redman Road
Saint Louis, MO 63138

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